Caught stealing from her own charity: Demorat Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges

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Demorat Brown hopefully will do some time for her crimes.

From Fox News:  Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown was found guilty on 18 fraud and tax evasion charges Thursday afternoon in a Jacksonville federal court.

The charges stemmed from accusations she illegally siphoned thousands of dollars from her charity into her own bank account for lavish parties, trips and shopping excursions. Brown was found not guilty on four of the 22 total charges.

Brown served as a Florida representative in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 until 2017. She was defeated in her 2016 primary race.

The indictment came after an investigation into the charity One Door for Education Foundation Inc., which federal prosecutors say was purported to give scholarships to poor students but instead filled the coffers of Brown and her associates.

Earlier this year, One Door President Carla Wiley pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after it as determined that she had deposited $800,000 into the foundation’s account over four years. Over that time, federal prosecutors say it gave one scholarship for $1,000 and that Wiley transferred herself tens of thousands of dollars.

“Congresswoman Brown and her chief of staff are alleged to have used the congresswoman’s official position to solicit over $800,000 in donations to a supposed charitable organization, only to use that organization as a personal slush fund,” Assistant U.S. Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, chief of the Justice Department’s criminal division, said in a statement earlier this year.

Brown’s former chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, and the charity’s president pleaded guilty after their federal indictments for misusing the charity’s funds, and testified against Brown.

Brown said she was left in the dark about the goings-on with One Door’s money, and blamed the theft on Simmons. Brown said she left those details to Simmons and other hired staffers, and said she should have paid more attention to her personal and professional finances.

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30 responses to “Caught stealing from her own charity: Demorat Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges

  1. Maxine Waters’s sister separated at birth. And the both seem to wear scared muskrats on their heads.
    This does my heart good. Now to get the rest.
    Malkin just wrote a good column on Waters and her deeds.
    Rangle and his tax dodging and the list goes on.

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    • Glenn47 . . . I am laughing myself silly over the “scared muskrats” mention. I agree, she and Maxine are birds of a feather. It is a crime that we see one after another of these supposedly upstanding African American politicians be called out for criminal activity! In another picture of Maxine . . . low ‘n behold, who should be standing directly behind her but the Rev Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton. Now if we could only get those two on their crimes, I think I would be a very happy woman.

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      • Auntie, have you ever seen a scared muskrat? Frightening indeed, lol.
        I agree with you, time to charge all the abusers. The black caucus has ceased being anything honorable. It is used more as a bye to abuse.
        Sharpton should be in jail for inciting a riot that ended in the deaths of several innocent workers at Freddie’s Fashion Mart. And here he is still free as a bird still wrecking havoc.

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  2. Thank God this piece of human debris was voted out.

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  3. Volumes are spoken by the fact that she lasted so long.

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  4. How can this thief claim that she had no idea of the way the charity money was used when she was the one spending it? It’s comical to watch these criminals turn on each other when they realize the jig is up. 😎

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  5. This is like a big story in Jacksonville CBS affiliates. She was convicted on 18 out of 22 counts.
    Her accomplices took plea deals, but she maintains the indicents were politically and racially motivated.
    They’re going to appeal and say they’ll get a walk like Va Gov McDonald did.
    I do not get the analogy between these two cases, but the Democrats think their is.
    She’s a pathetic excuse for a public servant, like Maxine and Range and Obama. Who in their right mind would vote for her…..over and over….and over?
    Rhetorical question.

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  6. CopyCat, she thought -if Killary ROTTEN Clinton can do it and has not (pending) gone to jail, I can do it too. She found out the DOOR of the foundation hit her on the ass. Go straight to jail, do not pass GO, do not COLLECT.

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  7. This is merely the tip of the iceberg with this evil gargoyle. Her mole at the JTA, Von Johnson or something like that, possibly running Brown’s federal DOT grant-money graft operation there, apparently got paid up to $150 an hour to hand out flyers, which probably never happened anyway.

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  8. She says the guvmint was out to frame her, the jury was out to hang her, and no one but she works for her con stit u ncee.

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  9. Prison is going to be rough for a THIEF and LIAR who thinks they can play the race card and hide their evil

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  10. She threw her two accomplices under the bus. It’s sort of sad the donations were intended for scholarships for poor students, but she used it all for personal expenses and shopping sprees.
    I think they said no kids got any money out if it and it was going on for several years.
    She was constantly running short on cash and would dip into the charity’s account.
    Then she lost the election, but that was the Republicans fault for altering the borders of her district.
    This is like some kind of acid flashback starring Archie Bunker as the sheriff.

    Who is paying for her legal fees, and how does she support herself?

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  11. Sing along: ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST”

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  12. Yeah, I bet she thought all that extra money came from the GREAT interest her bank was paying her! You can’t say you walked through the woods, but did not notice any trees!

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  13. Compare this to leaking classified info via private email server in your bathroom.

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  14. “…said she should have paid more attention to her personal and professional finances.”

    Once Upon a Time, on an early Saturday morning, Corrine wants to go shopping. So she logs on to her personal bank account online to check her balance first.

    “Well, my goodness, lookie there. I have $xxx,xxx in the bank! How did that happen!? Glory be! It’s a miracle! I guess I can go shopping after all, for more wigs, more diamond-studded eyeglass frames, new outfits, shoes, jewelry, whoopie dooo & hallelujah!! Let me log off & call my sistas, we’ll have a blast at the mall!”

    (And we’re really supposed to believe she had no idea regarding her personal — &/or professional — finances. Right.)

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  15. Big surprise. Is she related to Marion Barry, or Jesse Jackson Jr.?

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  16. Corruption is rife within State and Federal government, and other community ‘leadership’ positions. However, none of them have yet (hopefully never will) come close to the Rotten Corrupt Queen’s theft of billions from across the globe, which be the biggest case of theft and charity fraud documented (by CharlesOrtel.com & collaborators) in history. Many people, it seems, will do anything for money.

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  17. I don’t think they’ll let her keep her “muskrat” in jail.

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  18. Sista Corrine is busted: She wore a weave for 25 years to thieve and deceive.
    Glad she was convicted. Waiting for Maxine Waters to get her due.

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  19. Some of the coverage revealed she was always late filing her taxes, and on more than one occassion, one of her helpers (the ones who confessed and took plea deals) actually signed the returns. Returns went unsigned. This information was part of her defense. It’s the black, sloppy, obnoxious Democrat defense which we’ve heard before in this high profile cases of polit icons stealing. Sometimes they steal campaign contributions, other times it’s our taxes. Typically it’s grease from lobbyists. She no doubt was on the receiving end of all of those too, but she also had her own private scam going too.
    Gee, her district is one of the top in the Country where the pols play games with power and influence. Who would have thunk?
    How can voters, who have been shown the level of criminality existing in our government, allow such behavior to continue? Can’t they pay attention long enough to vote these slime out?
    Trump was a great first step, and he is leading the charge but they’re all out to get him.

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  20. she believed she deserved the money, The People believe she deserves prison…a quarter of a century as a legislator voting to destroy this country while stealing from it…sounds like the typical liberal playbook authored by soros and passed out by obama and his cronies….another example for term limits. There is no need to have one person serving that long (john mccain, orrin hatch, diane feinstein, can write a book on just the names…seems the longer they are in office, the more liberal they become…end the welfare payroll of long term legislators).

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  21. No Corrine Brown thread is complete without her eloquent speech in the hallowed halls o’ Conress

    Behold!

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  22. What f**king language is she speaking?, and what’s with the gold lame robe?
    Maybe she’s a bishop along with all the other titles.
    What’s the deal with the pursed lips? It’s not a great look for her.

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